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One taken to Dallas burn unit following trailer explosion


Two people were injured after a propane gas explosion in their travel trailer early Monday morning.

According to authorities with the Panola County Sheriff's Office, Jimmy Armstrong and Tammy Herrington were injured after the travel trailer they were caught fire from a propane tank explosion around 4:30 a.m.

Beckville Volunteer Fire Department Chief Robert Fite said when Armstrong lit a cigarette the gas exploded pushing out the walls and door of the trailer. The small fire was put out by the occupants. The fire department put water on a few smoldering items.

The couple were transported to a Longview hospital. The father of the man injured in the explosion says his son has been taken to a burn unit at a Dallas hospital.

They lived in the trailer on land owned by Armstrong's father.

The cause is believed to be the cooking stove.

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